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Alka Goyal, MD

Job Title Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5180 Phone
412-692-7355 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1988 University of Delhi, India

Residency:

1988 Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, Delhi, India
1989 Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, Delhi, India
1991 Yorkhill Children's Hospital, Glasgow, U.K.
1993 University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington

Fellowship:

1994 Clinical Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
1998 Research Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Memberships

  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board of Gastroenterology

Publications

Biography Summary

Alka Goyal, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She earned a bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Delhi in 1979 and earned a medical degree from Lady Hoarding Medical College, University of Delhi, in 1984.

Dr. Goyal completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She earned a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Washington University, St. Louis, and an advanced postdoctoral research fellowship awarded by AGA. Dr. Goyal has been an assistant professor in pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine since 1998.

Dr. Goyal has studied the role of a protein, epimorphin, in the development of the gut. Her current research interests include inflammatory bowel disease, particularly the role of cytokine polymorphisms that can affect the disease phenotype, severity, and response to therapy; and gut disorders associated with autism. She also has been an advisor to a committee exploring research into treatment options for children with autism.


Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Co-Investigator, Pediatric IBD Registry, Citalopram for Pediatric Recurrent Abdominal Pain
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August 23, 2010
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